The Best Vinyl Releases Of September 2022

Anybody who thought the vinyl resurgence was just a fad was mistaken: The industry has experienced a legitimate revival. As a result, music fans are interested in physical media in ways they may not have if the decades-old medium hasn’t made a comeback. That doesn’t mean everybody is listening to just their parents’ old music, though. That’s part of it, sure, thanks to rereleases that present classic albums in new ways. A vital part of the renewed vinyl wave, though, is new projects being released as records, of which there are plenty.

Whatever you might be into, each month brings a new slew of vinyl releases that has something for everybody. Some stand out above the rest, naturally, so check out some of our favorite vinyl releases of September below.

Alex G — God Save The Animals

Alex Go God Save The Animals vinyl

Uproxx’s Ian Cohen recently declared that God Save The Animals, the just-released new Alex G album, is the artist’s best. He wrote in part, “Folky Alex G, abstract Alex G, slowcore Alex G, rawk Alex G, it’s all here, but God Save The Animals manages to circle back to his origins placing the vocals higher than they’d ever been since Race or Rules.”

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John Denver — Rocky Mountain High (50th Anniversary Reissue)

John Denver Rocky Mountain High Vinyl
Windstar Records/Secretly Distribution

Rocky Mountain High is without a doubt one of John Denver’s defining albums and now that it turns 50 years old here in 2022, it’s getting a fresh rerelease. This limited edition is pressed on blue vinyl and in case you’re unfamiliar with the album, it of course features the famous title track as well as the underrated album-closing “Season Suite.”

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Holidays Rule

Holidays Rule vinyl
Craft Recordings

Summer just ended, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about Christmas, Hanukkah, and the other end-of-year holidays. If you want to get your vinyl library ready, the new Holidays Rule collection is for you, as it features holidays tunes from Paul McCartney, The Shins, Sharon Van Etten, and a number of others.

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Aqua — Aquarium (25th Anniversary Reissue)

Aqua Aquarium vinyl

With all the talk about the upcoming Barbie movie, now is a perfect time to revisit the classic Aqua hit “Barbie Girl.” There’s a terrific new opportunity to do that for vinyl lovers: Aquarium, the song’s parent album, turns 25 this year and has therefore gotten a new vinyl reissue, including a striking pink pressing.

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The War On Drugs — I Don’t Live Here Anymore (Limited-Edition Deluxe Box Set)

It’s been nearly a year since The War On Drugs dropped their latest album, 2021’s I Don’t Live Here Anymore. To mark the occasion, they have a limited-edition deluxe box set available now, which includes unreleased tunes “Oceans of Darkness” and “Slow Ghost” on a 7-inch. They’ve even gone through the trouble of making an unboxing video for the release, so check that out above for more details about what’s included in the expansive set.

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ABBA — ABBA Gold (30th Anniversary Reissue)

ABBA Gold vinyl

At 30 million copies sold, there are only a handful of albums that have ever outsold the ABBA Gold compilation. Well, more sales are incoming, as the best-of album just got a new 30th-anniversary reissue, pressed on lovely gold 180g vinyl and of course including all the hits that millions have come to love over the decades.

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Sun Ra — The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra (60th Anniversary Edition)

The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra
Craft Recordings

For folks who have heard of jazz icon Sun Ra but haven’t yet taken the dive, this reissue of the 1963 album The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra is a good place to start. The project is considered one of Ra’s more accessible and this particular edition of it includes remastered audio and artwork.

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Dead Kennedys — Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (2022 Mix)

Dead KEnnedys vinyl
Manifesto Records

Dead Kennedys started their run as one of the defining ’80s punk bands with their 1980 debut, Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables. Now, the 42-year-old album has gotten a facelift via a new “2022 Mix,” which was made using the original multi-track tapes. Additionally, it comes with a 28-page booklet featuring rare archival photos and interviews.

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Roxy Music — The Best Of Roxy Music (Reissue)

Roxy Music Best Of

Roxy Music put out a lot of worthwhile tunes during their run and they brought the best of them together under one roof on the 2011 compilation album The Best Of Roxy Music. Now they’ve reissued that collection on vinyl and it’s a great summation of the band, as it includes at least one song from each of their eight albums.

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Bruce Springsteen — Nebraska (Vinyl Me, Please Reissue)

Bruce Springsteen Nebraska VMP
Vinyl Me, Please

Nebraska, one of The Boss’ most esteemed albums, turns 40 this year. So, the folks at Vinyl Me, Please have come through with a striking reissue, mastered at half-speed and pressed on a lovely black smoke vinyl. As VMP releases do, this one also comes with a listening notes booklet.

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